By Lerato Ndlovu
The Zimbabwe Health Doctors Association ZHDA has expressed its gratitude to Higher Life Foundation for extending its offer for government doctors to apply for the medical doctors fellowship.
In a statement issued by the ZHDA earlier this week, they encouraged their counterparts to apply before the stipulated deadline.
“ ZHDA wants to extend its gratitude to the Higher Life Foundation for extending its offer once again to all government doctors, as the ZHDA we are encouraging our entire membership to go and apply for the training fellowship before the stipulated deadline.” It read.
In a statement by Higher Life Foundation, Chief Executive Officer Dr Kennedy Mubaiwa stated that reopening the Higher Life Foundation Fellowship for all doctors employed at Public Healthcare Institutions around the country is a way of showing that they are furthering their commitment to supporting the healthcare system and enabling more people to receive the critical care they need and deserve.
“As Higher Life Foundation we understand that building healthy and resilient communities in Zimbabwe is only possible when patients receive quality healthcare and attention from our medical institutions.
“This requires our hospitals to have doctors available to attend to the various health needs across the nation putting the patient first, we are furthering our commitment to supporting our healthcare system and enabling more people to receive the critical care they need and deserve, by announcing, the reopening of the Higher Life Foundation Fellowship for all doctors employed at Public Healthcare Institutions in the country with immediate effect.” It read.
ZHDA concluded its statement by stating that it remains eager and committed in engaging all the responsible authorities and interested parties in finding a long lasting solution to the doctors welfare and to the working conditions in hospital for the benefit of our patients.
The following doctors who are working in public healthcare institutions in Zimbabwe are encouraged to apply for the Fellowship at any Higher Life Foundation office around the country:
Provincial Medical Directors (PMD)
Government Medical Officers (GMO) and District Medical Officers (DMO)
Senior House Officers (SHO)
Senior Resident Medical Officers (SRMO)
Junior Resident Medical Officers (JRMO)
Applications for the fellowship will be closing on Friday 24 January 2020. The Fellowship was first announced on 27 November 2019 and has seen over 300 doctors signing up and is already ensuring the smooth delivery of healthcare at various medical institutions in the country.